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How to find the cheapest flight from
USA to Melbourne (MEL)

How far in advance should I book a flight from USA to Melbourne?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 35 days in advance, which can save you up to 7% on flights from USA to Melbourne compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 35 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $1,105. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,188.

What is the cheapest month to fly from USA to Melbourne?

Our data shows that April tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Melbourne from USA. Users have commonly found prices around $1,110 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $693. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

Cheap flights from USA to Melbourne in November, December 2020

The best prices found for USA to MEL flights for November, December
29 Dec - 11 Jan
$2,328pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
15 Dec - 13 Jan
$2,363pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Cathay Pacific
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
15 Dec - 13 Jan
$2,376pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

USA to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from USA found for next year
29 Dec - 11 Jan
$2,328pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
15 Dec - 13 Jan
$2,363pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Cathay Pacific
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
15 Dec - 13 Jan
$2,376pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Melbourne from USA

Save time with USA to Melbourne direct flight deals
1 May - 7 May
$2,606pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air New Zealand
Non-Stop
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
5 May - 18 May
$2,643pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air New Zealand
Non-Stop
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
6 Apr - 29 Apr
$2,942pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from USA to Melbourne

Late deals on round-trip flights to Melbourne from USA, departing today and this week
1 Dec - 31 Dec
$3,367pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
30 Nov - 8 Dec
$3,741pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
4 Dec - 15 Dec
$9,717pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Melbourne from USA

The cheapest one-way flights from USA to Melbourne
7:05 pm - 5:00 am
China Eastern
1 Stop
38h 55m
LAX - MEL
China Eastern
$562
Orbitz
7:05 pm - 5:00 am
China Eastern
1 Stop
38h 55m
LAX - MEL
China Eastern
$572
Wotif
7:05 pm - 9:05 am
China Eastern
1 Stop
43h 00m
LAX - MEL
China Eastern
$574
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Useful info, stats and facts about USA to Melbourne flights.

Flight FAQs

From USA to Melbourne

Are flight prices decreasing from USA to Melbourne due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both USA and Melbourne for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from United States to Melbourne to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Philippine Airlines, Delta, and Alaska Airlines are some of the many airlines that have done so. New policies for travelers booking flights from United States to Melbourne include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from United States to Melbourne have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from United States to Melbourne have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Virgin Australia, United Airlines, and Air New Zealand are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Virgin Australia with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from USA to Melbourne for under $800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from USA to Melbourne for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Cathay Pacific for just $759, but on average you can expect to pay $837.

Are there nonstop flights from USA to Melbourne for under $2,700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 6 direct flights from USA to Melbourne under $2,700. A good price for a nonstop flight from USA to Melbourne is less than $4,637.

Are there last-minute flights available from USA to Melbourne for under $3,400?

There are currently 19+ open flights from USA to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than $3,400.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from USA to Melbourne?

When booking a flight from USA to Melbourne, you may want to consider flying on Sichuan Airlines, Major Airline or American Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most popular routes from USA to Melbourne?

The most popular flight routes from USA to Melbourne are Los Angeles - Melbourne, New York John F Kennedy Intl - Melbourne and Newark - Melbourne.

What are the cheapest Flights from USA to Melbourne?

On average you can expect to pay $966 for a flight from USA to Melbourne. The cheapest flight overall is $562 while the most popular route, (Los Angeles - Melbourne) is currently priced at $776.

How long is the flight from USA to Melbourne?

Departing from USA to Melbourne will take you 20h 30m. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from USA to Melbourne round-trip?

According to our current data, Cathay Pacific ($759), Fiji Airways ($776), and China Eastern ($784) offers the cheapest pricing from USA to Melbourne.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from USA to Melbourne one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is China Eastern, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $562.

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Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from USA to Melbourne
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.37
Average temperature for November in Melbourne
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Melbourne
2.2 ″

Airports servicing Melbourne

Top 10 airlines from USA to Melbourne

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from USA to Melbourne choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
JetBlue
$197 $291 No cancel fee 62%
China Eastern
$603 $858 No cancel fee 62%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by China Eastern. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

XiamenAir
$743 $953 No cancel fee 49%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by XiamenAir. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Etihad Airways
$738 $976 No change fee 75%
Delta
$98 $1,248 No cancel fee N/A
China Southern
$450 $1,274 No cancel fee 69%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by China Southern. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Air Canada
$595 $1,309 No cancel fee 67%
Cathay Pacific
$896 $1,400 No cancel fee 72%
Qatar Airways
$1,128 $1,467 No cancel fee 68%
China Airlines
$770 $1,595 No change fee 70%
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